International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

International Day against Racism is a “wake-up call” day that rings globally in the consciousness of each of us as individuals and as members of society.

Every year, the 21st of March is celebrated as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. A day of remembrance, awareness, awakening and reflection, which officially established in 1966 by the United Nations General Assembly. Τhe event that gave rise to it as a day against xenophobia and racial discrimination was the death of 70 people in the town of Sharpeville, in South Africa. On March 21st, 1960, during a peaceful protest against the Apartheid laws that the regime had imposed on the country, the police opened fire on the protesters killing them in cold blood.

To this day, in every corner worldwide, the serious violations of human rights, the intense forms of discrimination and the oppression of vulnerable social groups continue to occur.

For these reasons, as members of society we should aim at eliminating any form of inequalities or any other discrimination and promoting solidarity and equal opportunities for every human being, with institutional protection of individual freedoms and dignity.

Our contribution

In this context, Wise Greece, as a non-profit organization, works continuously to contribute with its action to the creation of better living conditions for our fellow human beings, regardless of nationality, gender, culture, religion, etc. At the same time, Wise Greece implements programs aiming at informing about the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, promoting the Global Sustainability Agenda 2030, for a better future for everyone with respect, inclusion and dignity.

More specifically, it promotes worldwide the excellent products of small Greek producers, while with the profit from their sale it buys essential food supplies so as to distribute them to vulnerable social groups who live below the poverty line, without discrimination and exclusion, with the aim of eliminating poverty and hunger.

The actions does not stop here! Through educational programs regarding social entrepreneurship, innovation, sustainability, sustainable production and consumption, enhances the need for quality education without inequalities and without divisions, for everyone. In addition, through training seminars, Wise Greece constitute an essential support for women and their economic independence, promoting the elimination of gender discrimination, particularly in the work field.

Finally, in the context of maximizing its social impact and with the aim of promoting the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the UN. Wise Greece has designed and implements the “SDGs Coffee Breaks” program, with the goal of increasing their recognition in Greece and to inspire the participants to contribute to their achievement!

Through these actions, is promoted the urgent need to eliminate every phenomenon that marginalizes, intimidates, invalidates and violates human rights for a society that will include all of us.